I just thought that I would share one of the most bone headed things that I have ever done. A few days ago I was watching a hill side for moose and I couldn't help myself. I just had to go down to the bottom of the hill and "see what is down there." Since it is was hot outside I decided to leave my pack on the hill side where I was sitting. As I started my walk down the hill I thought to myself that I should mark my pack on the GPS ,but that was in the ATV so I just kept on going. After a good hour of hiking in the thickest alders that I have ever walked in; I decided to head back to my perch and watch the hill side for the rest of the afternoon. I got a little turned around and ended up 50 yards or so from where I wanted to end up. Then I started to look for my pack. I couldn't find it anywhere. I thought no big deal. I will just do circles and find my pack. After an hour of looking and still no pack, I started to get a little worried. I had some expensive equipment in my pack: pistol, spotting scope, rain gear, and the pack itself was a 100 dollars. I told myself to settle down and I would just walk back up to the ATV and retrace my steps. I walked up to the ATV and looked down and I didn't know exactly where I walked the four hours before. So I started down the hill again. Taking what I thought was the way that I would go. Another hour of looking and still no pack. I'm really starting to get worried now. The "old Lady" would never let me replace all of the stuff in the pack. So I walk back up to the ATV and take a deep breath. I start to think where would I walk. I started to take the easiest way down the hill and after about 20 minutes I looked over to my left and there it was laying on the hill side where I left it. I was so releaved to find it that I just sat there for 15 minutes and had to laugh a little at my bone head move, and told myself to never do that again. Has anyone else ever done anything like this before?